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Activity Cheat Sheet for the Long Weekends of August 2019

July was a long, tedious month filled with must-dos and due dates for some of us. Thankfully, August is here to perk things up!

This year, August has three holidays, which are happening on the 12th (Eid al-Adha), 21st (Ninoy Aquino Day), and 26th (National Heroes Day).

In other words, you can schedule three long weekend trips with your loved ones. August 21 falls on a Wednesday, but hello, you can file vacation leaves two days before or after that date—that’s what VLs are for anyway!

Whether you want to bond with your family or catch up with your friends, you can do so much to make your long weekends in August as unforgettable as possible. You can try these suggested activities in Subic and Batangas:

1. Ocean Adventure Subic Bay

Ocean Adventure Subic

Subic Bay Exploratorium Inc.’s Ocean Adventure is the first open-water marine theme park in Southeast Asia.

Explore Ocean Discovery Aquarium and discover a cave with a unique display of astonishing sea creatures and coral reefs. You can also feed colorful koi fish with the entire fam at its newest attraction, the charming Japanese Koi Pond.

Tip: With every purchase of four Ocean Adventure tickets, you get an additional ticket for free!

  • Location: Ocean Adventure Approach Road, Ilanin Forest West, Subic Bay Freeport Zone
  • Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday: 9 AM to 6 PM (Last redemption time is at 5 PM)
  • Purchase Ocean Adventure tickets here!


2. Adventure Beach Waterpark

Adventure Beach Waterpark Subic

Play, splash, and catch some serious waves at Adventure Beach Water Park in Subic Bay! This exciting water theme park features the adrenaline-inducing three-story Twin Twister Slide, as well as the Lazy River, where you can get super soaked as you pass through the waterfalls.

There are special spots for kids, too! Take them to the Wading Pool, where they can hop on seesaws and run through mushroom sprinklers on a mini water playground.

You can also get an additional ticket for every purchase of four tickets!


3. Camayan Beach Resort

Camayan Beach Resort Subic

At Camayan Beach Resort, you can either relax on a pristine white-sand beach or enjoy fun activities on a beautiful seaside venue.

With a wide range of facilities, all you’ll have to do is pick out the perfect swimsuit for a memorable family reunion or barkada getaway. Scuba diving and snorkeling are among the must-try activities in this summer-all-year destination.

  • Location: PH, Ilanin Road, Camayan Wharf Road, Ilanin Forest West, Subic Bay Freeport Zone
  • Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday: 8 AM to 8 PM (Last redemption time is at 4 PM)
  • Purchase Camayan Beach Resort tickets here!


4. Moonbay Marina Waterpark

Moonbay Marina Waterpark Subic

One of the newest attractions in Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Moonbay Marina Waterpark has a massive 3,000-sqm wave pool that’s the largest of its kind in Zambales.

Here, you can enjoy going against the current in the Raging River. After having this tiring yet fun experience, you can fill your hungry tummy at Rotonda Bar & Grill, an in-house restaurant that offers a variety of local and fusion cuisines.


5. Taal Volcano Tour

Taal Volcano Tour Rates

If you’re a southerner and the above-mentioned attractions are a bit far, you can try this one instead. It takes about 30 to 60 minutes to trek to the rim of this volcano and another 30 minutes to head back. Don’t worry—the trek is relatively easy, but it will make you break a sweat.

With this Taal Volcano Express Half-Day Tour, you’ll finally get the chance to tick “Trek around the world’s smallest active volcano” off your bucket list.


6. Scuba Diving in Anilao

Scuba diving Anilao

One of the most diverse marine life and coral reef ecosystems can be found in the Philippines. Make the most out of your visit to the underwater world with Tanlines PH’s one-day scuba diving Beginner’s Tour in Anilao, Batangas.

Visit two dive sites that house impressive marine biodiversity. Here, you can get up close and personal with expansive coral reefs and swim alongside adorable sea creatures.


7. Chateau Royale Resort

Chateau Royale Resort Batangas

Have a memorable staycation at Chateau Royale Resort, a 170-ha property in Batangas. You can try a variety of adrenaline-inducing outdoor activities or get caught in a wave storm at the wave pool. The resort also features a spacious outdoor area great for a game of basketball, tennis, or badminton.



Make the most out of the long weekends in August by taking advantage of Traveloka’s #LongWeekendSale deals! Here are the dates to remember so you can book via Traveloka Xperience and score huge discounts:

  • August 9 to 12 and August 22 to 26 – #LongWeekendSale, special deals on all Xperience products
  • August 19 to 21 – Beauty and spa deals


Plan your remaining 2019 long weekends in advance with this destination guide and start booking!

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